Monday, 17 May 2021
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 Match info | Press Conference
Despite the loss, American head coach James Stone is satisfied with his team's dramatically-improved form

Head coach James Stone
“I think we played much better than the previous match against Mexico. I’m happy with my girls’ improved form and we continue to improve our form when we play next matches. Belgium are very strong. Their players performed exceptionally well, but my girls are also good in blocking. We next take on Japan. They are also a good team with good skill in ball control. If we try to reduce the mistakes we made today, I think we can beat the Japanese.”

Captain Carly Wopat
“Belgium are very strong. We also played hard, but found that they are just unbeatable.”

Head coach Julien van de Vijver
“It’s a great game. I admit that we have to work hard to beat them. We made a good plan for the match against the USA. In the first set, my girls made many mistakes and I told them to correct the mistakes. We had to fight hard to get points in each set, but we played cool under pressure. I think we played much better than the previous match.”

Captain Lise van Hecke
“I’m happy that we won. Everyone in my team played well. The USA are strong, but we just worked hard for every point of the game.”



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